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Westfire 5 stove

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Westfire 5 stove

The Westfire 5 is a Danish contemporary stove.

It has a 5kw nominal output - so you do not need an air vent into the room.

The Westfire 5 can be placed on a 12mm hearth.

It is a wood burning stove but has an ash pan & grate, so you can burn 20% coal mixed in with 80% wood.

Technical Data
  • Height: 800mm
  • Width: 500mm
  • Depth: 385mm

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 5 flames
Ease of use 5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 5 flames
How well does the airwash work 5 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • A tip for keeping the glass clear

    Silas 10 years ago

    The correct name for this stove is the Westfire 'Uniq' 5 not Westfire 5 as this website suggests.The Uniq 5 is essentially the same as the Uniq 4 but without the roll over top, (which is another
    excellent stove and worth looking at if you are considering the this one, as the extra surface area of the 4 in practice makes it a little more efficient than the 5). This is a really great stove, it does exactly what it's supposed to. It Heats my cold living room (14ftx21) very nicely. Much better than my previous much more expensive stove. I will be fitting another Westfire in the front hall next month.A tip worth noting that isn't mentioned in the user manual. If the glass regularly soots up despite using good dry (20% moisture or less) wood, it's almost definitely the fire brick that forms the roof of the stove has been knocked backwards (easy to do when throwing a log in). To fix it, when the stove is cold, simply reach into the stove and slide it forward as far as it will come... no more sooty glass! I have made it part of my lighting routine to check each time.I'll also comment on the overnight burning rating. This is a wood stove. Like all wood stoves it likes to be worked quite hard with air from the top. Slumbering wood stoves is a very bad idea as they will soot your chimney. If you want overnight burning by a multi-fuel.The downside is that multi-fuels tend to be mediocre wood burners, so you'll probably end up running on anthracite more than wood, and will be spending much more on fuel than if you had just stuck with wood.If you really want overnight burning from Wood, consider an Esse wood burning range cooker. Totally different beasts but are the only wood burners that can truly match the overnight capability of a multi-fuel.

    Stove expert replied: Do check on the instructions of the stove as by changing the top brick may mean this is not in the correct manufacturers location and could cause a problem of the heat generated going to the wrong part of the stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • A great little stove

    Gary Pickering 10 years ago

    This is my first wood burning stove. Very easy to(DIY)fit as well as install a twin wall chimney system. Excellent service from Stoves-on-Line, can't rate them high enough. Particulary helpful
    advice and support from Ben Cazzola. Really impressed with the stove and how much heat it kicks out for the small amounts of wood it consumes. If I leave all the internal doors open it will heat the whole house!The build quality is very good, it is extremely easy to light and control - it helps to fit one of those magnetic stove temp monitors to the stove pipe. Its a bit unfair to mark it down for 'burning overnight' as this range of stoves is simply not designed to do this - but it does stay warm for hours and is simple to light the next morning. The stove also looks great in a modern setting, sitting only on a 12mm glass hearth, the glass hearths are extremely tough and you don't need to worry too much if your floor it not perfectly level.My only original problem was noise - really loud ticking and clicking - but this was remedied when I removed the metal bar that fits across the throat of flue output - apparently its only fitted for when the stove is hung and painted in the factory. You can also download instructions from Eurostoves website if you don't receive any.Overall really pleased with it and I expect some massive savings on my gas bill!

    Stove expert replied: the metal bar across the flue spigot is usually always removed before dispatch on this stove so this must have been the odd one that got through.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Westfire 5 stove

  • WESTFIRE 5

    Neil Smith 12 years ago

    Self installed this stove along with a twin wall flue. The stove is very easy to light and control. Have not had it burning for long periods as it was late spring before it was installed. It
    has added a focal point to our living room.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Total transformation

    Keith Raper 12 years ago

    Simple to operate,quick to heat up,this stove warms our small Bungalow at very little cost. It is a new focal point in our lounge and has received glowing comments from all who visit. I feel
    I must also say how impressed we were with the service we received from our supplier, from ordering to installation was completed in a week with helpfull advice from day one.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Westfire 5 stove hotter than I thought!

    Martin 12 years ago

    Heat output exceeded expectations - it can easily heat my small house - even the totally uninsulated kitchen (I'm working on it).Overnight burning is the only slight disappointment, but this
    comes with the airwash technology so overall worth living with. I have built a thermally massive hearth and wall behind so I get a good slow release heat that way.

    Stove expert replied: most modern stoves will not tend to be that good at burning overnight: burning overnight requires that the air be turned down to the point that combustion becomes inefficient which tars up the window, stove and chimney increasing the risk of chimney fire and also increases the amount of harmful particulates.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • My Westfire 5 stove

    David King 12 years ago

    Great looking stove and works well I've got this fitted in a conservatory and is excellent I'm very pleased only, minor negative comment is there was no instructions what so ever
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • great stove

    Anne 12 years ago

    This is my 3rd woodburning stove( I run my whole house with woodburning stoves 2 with backboilers) and I love the clean lines and great heat output of this stove. It heats my room very quickly
    due to the convection system and is very fuel efficient. I would recommend his product for a medium sized room
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames